The upcoming Disney+ Goosebumps series has cast Zack Morris (EastEnders) and Isa Briones (Star Trek: Picard), Variety has learned.
The duo joins a cast that also includes Justin Long (New Girl), Ana Yi Puig, Miles McKenna, and Will Price.
Based on 5 of the most popular books from R.L. Stine, the series will follow a group of five high schoolers who unleash supernatural forces upon their town and must all work together — thanks to and in spite of their friendships, rivalries, and pasts with each other — in order to save it, learning much about their own parents’ teenage secrets in the process.
Morris will appear in the role of Isaiah, described as “a popular star football player whose financial struggles at home, has him and his family banking on his athleticism to secure him a full ride to college.”
Briones will play Jane, who “typically has her head in a book, causing her classmates to think she is a snob but she is just laser-focused on her writing and creating a life that is interesting enough for a memoir.”
Nick Stoller and Rob Letterman, who directed the Jack Black-led Goosebumps movie, return to the spooky franchise as writers and producers. Letterman is already set to direct the pilot, though, we hear he is directing multiple episodes. Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty of Original Film, Conor Welch of Stoller Global Solutions, Iole Lucchese, and Caitlin Friedman of Scholastic Entertainment are also executive producing. Sony Pictures Television Studios will produce. Original Film and Stoller Global Solutions are currently under TV overall deals with Sony.
Disney+ is no stranger to worlds created by R.L. Stein. In 2021, the streamer debuted the 8-episode series Just Beyond, from director Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man) and starred Mckenna Grace (Captain Marvel), Tim Heidecker (Us), Lexi Underwood Christine Ko (Tigertail), Riki Lindhome (Knives Out), Henry Thomas (The Haunting of Hill House), and guest starring Nasim Pedrad (Aladdin). Just Beyond is streaming on Disney+ now.